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 William Richard “Billy” Cox

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William Richard “Billy” Cox

  • Birth 29 Aug 1919 Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 30 Mar 1978 Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 5807

Major League Baseball Player. Born in Newport, Pennsylvania, he was a third baseman making his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 20, 1941. After serving in US Military during World War II, for eleven seasons he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1941, 1946-47), Brooklyn Dodgers (1948-54) and Baltimore Orioles in 1955. He ended his career with a record of 974 hits, 470 runs scored, 66 homeruns, 351 runs batted in and a .262 batting average. He died at age 58 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5807
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Richard “Billy” Cox (29 Aug 1919–30 Mar 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5807, citing Newport Cemetery, Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .